Governing Board Honors Longtime Employees

Employees Recognized at Annual 25-Year and Retiree Reception Event by GUHSD Governing Board
Posted on 05/02/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Employees Recognized at Annual 25-Year and Retiree Reception Event by GUHSD Governing BoardMay 2019 – Glendale Union High School District employees including teachers, support staff members, counselors and coaches were celebrated on May 1 at the annual 25-Year Employee and Retiree Recognition Reception. In total, 38 employees were honored including fourteen 25-Year employees and 24 retirees. The GUHSD Governing Board members, superintendent and school principals were present to acknowledge the employees for their outstanding contributions.  

To honor the 25-Year employees for their years of service, the GUHSD Governing Board and superintendent awarded each with a commemorative lapel pin. In addition, each 25-Year employee will be remembered by having their name with dates of service inscribed on a plaque that will hang in the District Office. 

This year’s 25-Year employees included John Bee, Ben Vega and Randal Yard from Apollo; Kris Costley, Debra Langley and Tanya Soto from Cortez; Randy Espinoza from Glendale; Jay Montoya from Greenway; Bart Bondeson from Independence; James Bloom from Moon Valley; Michael Fenton, Lynn Murphy and Sheila Novak from Sunnyslope; and Dale Duncan from the District Office.

As a token of gratitude for the retiree employees, the GUHSD Governing Board and superintendent presented each with an ornamental apple award.

The 2018-2019 retirees included Eddie Pena and Christine Sampson from Apollo; David Daoust, Debra Raatz and Pamela Smith from Cortez; Andrea Sandman from Glendale; Denise Franczak-Johnson from Independence; Rhonda Kiehn, William McClure and Lynn Murphy from Sunnyslope; Robert Falk, Chris Francis, Renee Kaye, Lauren Kelly, Anita Kratzer, Mitsuko Mehnert, Jeannie Paparella and Kim Woods from Thunderbird; Linda Dooling and Jose Romero-Lopez from Washington; and Trina Carricart, Maryellen Coburn, Brad Nassif and Lou Wiegand from the District Office. 

We thank all of our wonderful 25-Year employees and retirees for their service and greatly appreciate all of their contributions to our students, families, schools and community. 

Our Schools. Our Community. Our Commitment. #WeAreGUHSD

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